Scott Rachels


Scott Rachels has over 25 years of church leadership experience. Scott brings keen insight, wisdom and proven ability in helping churches and leaders thrive in their uniqueness.  He has served as lead pastor at Newport Mesa Church in Costa Mesa, Ca. for 13 years and was also a teaching pastor and pastor to young adults at Mariners Church in Irvine, Ca.   He brings a refreshing combination of a winsome people-centered approach, rich leadership experience and a well-informed perspective to the churches and ministry leaders he has served.  Included in Scott’s diverse ministry background are serving as presbyter for the Southern California Network A/G, serving on the Vanguard University board of directors and is also serving on the board of StandingStone, a ministry which helps bring health and clarity to ministry leaders.  Scott has been married to Julie for 27 years and has 3 daughters Madison, Lauren and Katie.